Motor Simulation and the Bodily Self

  title={Motor Simulation and the Bodily Self},
  author={Francesca Ferri and Francesca Frassinetti and Marcello Costantini and Vittorio Gallese},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Previous studies demonstrated the human ability to implicitly recognize their own body. When submitted to a visual matching task, participants showed the so-called self-advantage, that is, a better performance with self rather than others' body or body parts. Here, we investigated whether the body self-advantage relies upon a motor representation of one's body. Participants were submitted to a laterality judgment of self and others' hands (Experiment 1 and 3), which involves a sensory-motor… CONTINUE READING

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